Incident UpdateMonument Fire

Date: 08/23/2021 Time: 8:09 PM

South Zone Information Line: (949) 433-2638
North Zone Information Line: (530) 628-0039

Incident Facts

Name
Monument Fire
Start Date/Time
2021-07-30
Incident Status
Active
Location
Del Loma, CA near Monument Peak
Type
Wildfire
Cause
Counties
Trinity
Admin Unit
Unified Command: CAL FIRE and Shasta Trinity National Forest
Size
150011
Containment
20
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
13100
Structures Destroyed
50
Structures Damaged
3
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
2
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Current Situation:

In the Dutch Creek drainage, crews are building fire line depth, conducting mop-up and patrol as the fire has backed completely down-slope to Dutch Creek Road. From the Dutch Creek drainage to Maxwell Creek, firefighters are reinforcing the line and conducting mop-up operations. West of Maxwell Creek, fire crews are constructing fire line as direct as possible. North of Hayfork, the fire was active and merged in a pocket of unburned fuel near Big Creek Road. Crews are improving the dozer line and extinguishing hot spots. Multiple spot fires continue to challenge firefighter’s containment efforts. Stronger terrain driven winds are expected this evening and will diminish overnight with moderate humidity recovery, heavy smoke and low visibility. Weather later this week is expected to become warm and dry as a weak weather system moves through the area; winds will generally be terrain and diurnally driven. Northern California has experienced large fire activity and will likely experience an extended fire season. Fires burning in northern California are exhibiting extreme fire growth based on critical fuel conditions. The prioritization of resources is always based on life, property, and natural resources. Under these drought conditions, wildfires are burning rapidly with extreme severity and have traveled up to 8 miles in a single day. Fire spread is fuel driven and does not depend on wind speed, as we have seen in previous years. Firefighters are experiencing conditions never seen before, such as increased spread rates, spotting and active nighttime burning. We coordinate very closely with the US Forest Service and CalOES for our local and out of state partners, to ensure resources are shared.

**A new Fire Information line has been established for the South Zone of the Monument Fire. Please call (949) 433-2638.**

Community Meetings: A virtual community meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 25th, 2021. The meeting will be live streamed on the CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit Facebook page, CAL FIRE IMT 5’s YouTube channel and Shasta Trinity National Forest Facebook page.

Evacuation Orders, Evacuation Warnings, & Road Closures

For the latest evacuation information and road closures in Trinity County visit:

https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-County-Sheriffs-Office-1635934306689276

Evacuation Orders:
Trinity County – The Monument Fire continues to threaten communities in Trinity County. Evacuation orders remain in effect for areas of Hayfork, portions of Junction City, Helena and Barker Mountain. For detailed evacuation information, visit the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-County-Sheriffs-Office-1635934306689276/

Evacuation Warnings:
The areas along SR 299, West of Oregon Summit to Cemetery Road. This area includes Eagle Rock Quarry, Slattery Pond, Sky Ranch Road, Red Hill Road, Canyon Creek Road north to Ripstein Campground, Upper Road, Powerhouse Road, Valdor Road, Lake Road, the Eastern most section of Hocker Meadow Road and all of Coopers Bar Estates. Portions of Weaverville. Residents and Emergency personnel only will be allowed access to the above listed open areas.

The areas along SR 299 west of Cemetery Road thru Big Flat, Big Bar and Del Loma, to Big Mountain Road. This includes the southernmost area of Wheel Gulch, the first 2 miles south of SR 299 on Corral Bottom Road in Big Bar, Price Creek Road, Big Bar Dump Road, Lilac Lane, Pattison Ranch Road, Red Horse Road, Lakewood Drive, Orchard Lane, Clement Road, Poker Lane, Prairie Creek Road, Big Mountain Road.

The areas along SR 299 west of Big Mountain Road thru Cedar Flat and Burnt Ranch to SR 299 near Ammon Road. This includes the first 8 miles up Underwood Mountain Road south of SR 299, Friedrich Road, School House Road, Stagecoach Drive, Iris Lane, Hennessey Road, Veterans Hall Road, and McConnaha Road. Trinity Center/Coffee Creek, Hawkins Bar, Denny.

Sheriff’s Office Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-County-Sheriffs-Office-1635934306689276/

Road Closures:
Dutch Creek Road at Red Hill Road. Dutch Creek Road, Evans Bar and Solider Creek will remain closed. Highway 299 at Sky Ranch Road. Highway 299 at Ammon Road. Both road closures are open to residents and emergency responders only. East Fork/ Helena Road. All of Big French Creek Road north Highway 299 and the area north of the residences on Big Mountain Road will remain closed.


Sign up for Trinity County Code Red Alerts:
https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF42F95647FB

Evacuation Centers:

  • Fireman’s Hall Pavilion (Humboldt County)
    9 Park Street
    Fortuna, CA 95540

  • Willow Creek Bible Church (Humboldt County)
    39 Barannan Mountain Road
    Willow Creek, CA 95573

  • Shasta College
    1155 Old Oregon Trail Building 1900
    Redding Ca 96949

Animal Evacuation Centers:

  • Warehouse (small animal)
    145 Locust Street
    Redding, CA

  • Redding Rodeo Grounds (large animal)
    715 Auditorium Drive
    Redding, CA

  • Hoopa Rodeo Grounds (large animal)
    Pine Creek Road
    Willow Creek, CA 

Property Damage Assessment: 

CAL FIRE damage inspection teams will continue to make assessments in affected areas.

For questions and information regarding the status of your property, call Trinity County Office of Emergency Services (OES) at (530) 623-1116.

Assigned Resources

Engines
145
Water Tenders
33
Helicopters
14
Air Tankers
Dozers
51
Hand Crews
39
Other
11
Total Personnel
1798
Cooperating Agencies
Name URL
Shasta Trinity National Forest https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7750/